Journal of Forensic Science and Medicine

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2022  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 149--156

Application and Prospect of Postmortem Imaging Technology in Forensic Cardiac Pathology: A Systemic Review


Ningguo Liu1, Mingzhen Yang1, Zhling Tian1, Hewen Dong1, Yang Lu2, Donghua Zou1, Yanbin Wang1 
1 Department of Forensic Pathology, Shanghai Key Laboratory of Forensic Medicine, Key Laboratory of Forensic Science, Ministry of Justice, Shanghai Forensic Service Platform, Academy of Forensic Science, Shanghai, China
2 Special Standard Laboratories Dept, China National Accreditation Service for Conformity Assessment, Beijing, China

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Yanbin Wang
Special Standard Laboratories Dept., China National Accreditation Service for Conformity Assessment, Beijing 100062
China

Postmortem imaging (PMI) technology known as virtual autopsy or virtopsy is regarded as a useful method of noninvasive or minimally invasive autopsy in forensic practice. Postmortem computed tomography is applicable to traumatic investigation, acute hemorrhage, pulmonary parenchyma disease, calcification (calculus, atherosclerosis), and gas accumulation. Postmortem magnetic resonance (PMMR) has been proven to have advantages in soft tissue identification. Cardiac death is one of the keys and difficult points in forensic practice. With the introduction and development of PMCT angiography and PMMR, it was proved to be a very promising tool in the investigation of cardiac death, including vascular cavities and ischemic myocardium. This article reviewed the applications of the latest PMI and its related technologies in forensic cardiac pathology, including advantages, limitations, and development prospects.


How to cite this article:
Liu N, Yang M, Tian Z, Dong H, Lu Y, Zou D, Wang Y. Application and Prospect of Postmortem Imaging Technology in Forensic Cardiac Pathology: A Systemic Review.J Forensic Sci Med 2022;8:149-156


How to cite this URL:
Liu N, Yang M, Tian Z, Dong H, Lu Y, Zou D, Wang Y. Application and Prospect of Postmortem Imaging Technology in Forensic Cardiac Pathology: A Systemic Review. J Forensic Sci Med [serial online] 2022 [cited 2023 Jan 28 ];8:149-156
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